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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Contentedness of Hermits. Mark Tully asks if there is still a place for the hermit amid the frenetic busyness of modern life. What is to be gained from a deliberate withdrawal into solitude? Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Anothertopical episode of the farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Producer Karen Maurice. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Karen Maurice.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Julie Christie speaks on behalf of a charity which works to improve the lives of people with ME, many of whom are severely disabled.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Action for ME,[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Julie Christie
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

"Life is perhaps the only riddle that we shrink from giving up." A service from the Buxton International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the death of Arthur Sullivan. With the Rev Stephen Shipley and the Rev Dr Ian Bradley. Director of music Michael Williams.


Unknown: Arthur Sullivan.
Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Unknown: Dr Ian Bradley.
Music: Michael Williams.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to news, with conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is Judge Albie Sachs whose book, The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs , details his time spent in solitary confinement in South Africa as a result of his involvement in the campaign against apartheid in the sixties. After a long exile in Britain, he returned to his homeland in the nintiesto help shape its new constitution. Producer Miranda Birch.
Shortened 9pm
A new Desert Island Discs collection is available now on CD from music retailers


Unknown: Sue Lawley
Unknown: Albie Sachs
Producer: Miranda Birch

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Sandi Toksvig joins regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton at the Pavilion theatre in Bournemouth. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: The Food Programme

What do Pythagoras, Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci have in common with four million people in the UK and 5,000 converts every week?
Documentary maker Eka Morgan explores the world of vegetarianism in the story of a vegetarian. Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow4pm


Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Soul Music

An eight-part series about music that makes the hairs stand up on the back of our necks.
1: Elgar's Cello Concerto. Cellist Julian Lloyd
Webber talks about what it's like to play this work, and Tim Dinsley shares the way in which he and his daughter Jo used this music to support them as she was dying. Michael Kennedy discusses why this piece has such an impact on people. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Julian Lloyd
Unknown: Tim Dinsley
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from Norfolk. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Ramblings with Clare Balding

This week Balding walks around Laugharne, home of poet Dylan Thomas , in the company of one of the town's oldest inhabitants, Brenda Williams. The route can be found on OS Explorer 177.
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4. PHONE: [number removed]. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Brenda Williams.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Classic Serial: Emma: 1

Jane Austen's sparkling comedy of love and marriage is dramatised in two parts by April de Angelis.

Emma Woodhouse - handsome, clever and rich - is a young woman so blessed by life that she declares she will never marry. However, she is determined to find the right match for her new friend Harriet Smith.
(Repeated Saturday 9pm)

Deja view with Mark Lewisohn: page 15


Author: Jane Austen
Dramatised by: April de Angelis
Music: Martin Souter
Music: Sarah Stowe
Director: Jonquil Panting
Emma: Eve Best
Mr Woodhouse: Norman Rodway
Mr Knightley: Robert Bathurst
Miss Bates: Marcia Warren
Mrs Weston: Patience Tomlinson
Harriet: Ellie Beaven
Mr Elton: David Bamber
Mr Weston: Andrew Wincott
Jane: Beth Chalmers
Frank: Tom Hollander

: Open Book

Charl ie Lee Potter exami nes the best books of the week and investigates the thankless job of the ghostwriter.
Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm
The next Bookclubon 3 Decemberwill be Graham Swift 's Watertand


Unknown: Lee Potter
Producer: Fiona McLean.
Unknown: Graham Swift

: Adventures in Poetry

I The conclusion of a series exploring the background, effect and lasting appeal of some of our best-loved and most familiar poems.
6: The Owl and the Pussycat. Peggy Reynolds explores the nonsense world of Edward Lear 's The Owl and the Pussycat with the help of academics, writers, children and other fans. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Edward Lear
Producer: Sara Davies.

: File on 4

Maurice Walsh reports from Chile on events following the return of General Pinochet. Has he escaped retribution as critics predicted, or have
Chileans been inspired by new efforts to confront the past? Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Maurice Walsh

: A Samba for Saro-Wiwa

In two recollections Zina Saro-Wiwa , the 24 year-old daughter of the executed Nigerian activist Ken, revisits in her mind the place where she found solace and a sense of belonging: not in her native Nigeria, nor in Britain where she has lived most of her life, but in Salvador da Bahia, the old Brazilian capital where West African culture is everywhere apparent. 1: Bahia Calling Producer Nigel Acheson. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Zina Saro-Wiwa
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Pick of the Week

Clare English presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed].
E-Mail: [address removed] Website: [address removed]


Presenter: Clare English
Producer: Neil George

: The Archers

Ruth makes a wish. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 44


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement

The series which offers you the perfect way to become a better and wiser human being. Laurie Taylor and guests consider different ways of enriching the mind, body and spirit.
Producers Rebecca Nicholson and Jane O'Rourke


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producers: Rebecca Nicholson
Producers: Jane O'Rourke

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Scratch My Back. Andrew Dilnott asks whywe now expect people to be selfish, what can be done to increase the stock of altruism and whether selflessness is always good. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Andrew Dilnott

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including It's a Funny Old World
Editor John Evans. It's a Funny Old World rptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Editor: John Evans.

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Poet and anthologist Matthew Sweeney presents favourite prose and poetry from his own personal collection. Reader Bonnie Hurran. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Matthew Sweeney
Reader: Bonnie Hurran.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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